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Datebook: October 2007

Helping TransGenders Anonymous meets on Monday, 7 p.m., in the Bering Memorial United Methodist Church education building. Details. www.transhouston.com.

Montrose Counseling Center offers a Hate/Bias Crime Survivor Support Group on Wednesday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the center. Fee based on client’s circumstances; 12-week commitment requested. Register: Melany Morrison, 713/529-0037 x306.

Greater Houston GLBT Chamber of Commerce hosts a luncheon social on Oct. 2, 11:30 a.m., at Ziggy’s Healthy Grill in Montrose. Details: www.thechamberhouston.org.

Houston GLBT Political Caucus spotlights its endorsed candidates in the November municipal races at its Oct. 3, 7 p.m., meeting at the St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Havens Center. Details: 713/521-1000, www.hglbtpc.org.

Gay and Lesbian Latin Organization (GALLO) holds its monthly meeting on Oct. 4, 7 p.m., at Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church (United Church of Christ). Details: www.houstongallo.org.

Salon on Kirby and Design Within Reach host an art auction benefiting Legacy Community Health Services on Oct. 5, 7 p.m., at the Design Within Reach store. RSVP: houston@dwr.com.

Houston Black Tie Dinner hosts its table-captain party on Oct. 5, 5-7 p.m., at Guava Lamp in preparation for the Nov. 10 event featuring RuPaul and benefiting 7 community organizations, including AIDS Foundation Houston. Details: www.houstonblacktiedinner.org.

PFLAG Houston holds its monthly meeting on Oct. 7, 2 p.m., St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Details: www.pflaghouston.org.

Houston Transgender Unity Committee meets on Oct. 8, 6:30 p.m., in the Bering Memorial United Methodist Church education building. Details: www.htuc.org.

For GLBT History Month, the Houston GLBT Community Center salutes the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum of GLBT History and the Charles Botts Archive, which is housed at Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, at the monthly GLBT Night @ Hollywood dinner on Oct. 9, 6:30 p.m. Details: 713/524-3818, www.houstonglbtcommunitycenter.org.

Greater Houston GLBT Chamber of Commerce board of directors meets on Oct. 9, 6:30 p.m., at the Houston GLBT Community Center. Details: www.thechamberhouston.org.

Houston Gay and Lesbian Parents hosts its monthly family dinner night on Oct. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at The Buffalo Grille. Details: www.hglp.org.

Jewish Community Center/GLBT Group hosts an event at Salud wine bar on Oct. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. RSVP: Diana Howard, dhoward@jcchouston.org, 713-729-3200, ext. 3298.

Houston Food and Beverage Managers Association and My Table present the 23 rd annual Caesar Salad Competition on Oct. 12, 5-8 p.m., at Allen Center.   $35; proceeds benefit the Food & Beverage Managers’ Educational Endowment. Details: www.caesarsaladcompetitionhouston.com.

On Oct. 13, the Diana Foundation hosts its annual Miss Angela’s Country Dinner, 7-11 p.m., at the home of members Michael Mixon and A.J. Simpson. Donations accepted for the Diana’s 2008 beneficiary organizations: Houston GLBT Community Center and Saving Animals Across Borders. Details: Mark Brown, 713/729-9630.

Houston Area Bears host their monthly social on Oct. 20, 9 p.m.-midnight, at Mary’s, Naturally. Details: www.houstonareabears.com.

Nelson Vergel and the Program for Wellness Restoration host a lecture “Are You HIV+ and Yet To Reach Undetectable Viral Load?” on Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m., at the United Way of Greater Houston Community Resource Center. Free dinner included. RSVP: Houston Buyers Club, 713/520-5288 or HIVSeminars@aol.com. Details: www.powerusa.org.

On Oct. 25, Houston Equal Rights Alliance hosts a 6-10 p.m. Halloween party fundraiser at The Chocolate Bar, with a percentage of sales from that evening donated to the organization. Details: www.houstonera.org.

Two local transgender groups, TATS-Houston (Texas Association for Transsexual Support) and STAG (Some Transgenders Are Guys) now meet monthly at the Houston GLBT Community Center. This month, TATS-Houston meets on Oct. 27, 4 p.m., and STAG meets at 5 p.m. Details: www.transhouston.com.

Gay & Lesbian Rainbow Pages and Human Rights Campaign Houston host their monthly Networking Night on Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m., at LaStrada. Details: www.rainbowpages.net.

Gay & Lesbian Switchboard Houston, a program of Montrose Counseling Center, holds a training session for volunteers this fall (dates to be announced). Register: Sally Huffer, 713/529-0037, ext. 324.

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